Eric D Woods

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The shade.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

It’s a legitimate question. It’s fun to ask it of little kids graduating from kindergarten—firefighter, pro football player, ballerina. It’s important to ask it to teens considering where to go to college and what to study—entrepreneur, engineer, graphic designer.

But it’s a question that’s just as important for you and me to answer because it inspires us to dream—to step out of the comfort of who we are to become who we were meant to be.

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“What are you going to do next?”

I’ve been asked it at the grocery store, the gas station, in text messages and emails, and in a steady stream of phone calls from good friends… people, I’m sure, aren’t trying to pry, but are simply demonstrating their concern and curiosity. Thank you.